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High school baseball teams fare well in NCS openers

In the NCS Division 2 high school baseball playoffs, Campolindo won their first round game, 2-1, over Concord on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Cougars will play the winner of the Casa Grande/Northgate game in the quarterfinals at Campolindo on either Friday or Saturday.

In the NCS Division 3 high school baseball playoffs, Miramonte proved worthy of their number two seed, beating Hercules, 17-0. The Matadors will host Alhambra on Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals. In the same bracket, the third-seeded Acalanes DonsĀ  won their first round game over JFK-Fremont, 3-1. They will host the winner of the Sir Francis Drake/Tamalpais game in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
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Campolindo boys playing for NCS volleyball title

The Campolindo High School boys volleyball team beat rival Acalanes in the Campolindo gym tonight, punching their ticket to the NCS Division 2 final.

The top-seeded Cougars beat the Dons, 25-16, 25-13, 25-15, in front of a larger than normal volleyball crowd supporting the two local teams.

Campolindo will now face off against rival and number two seed, Sir Francis Drake High School, in the final Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at Campolindo.

This is a rematch of last year’s final when Drake beat the Cougars. The two teams faced each other once earlier this season when Campolindo beat Drake, 2-0, in the Drake Invitational.

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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High school lacrosse and volleyball update

Acalanes continues to be the local powerhouse in lacrosse, as both the boys and girls teams are undefeated in league play.

The Acalanes boys lacrosse team is 8-0 in league and 15-2 overall. Miramonte is second in the DFAL with a 6-2 league record. They are 13-6 overall. Campolindo is in fourth place with a 5-4 league record and a 10-7 overall record.

The Acalanes girls lacrosse team is 10-0 in league and 13-4 overall. Miramonte is in second at 7-2 in league play and 12-4 overall. The Campolindo girls are 5-8-1 overall and 3-6 in league, which puts them in fifth place.

The Campolindo boys volleyball team is one of the top in the area. The Cougars are 6-0 in the DFAL and 21-4 overall. Acalanes sits in last in league with an 0-3 league record and a 3-8 overall record.

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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High school baseball and softball update

The Campolindo baseball team leads the DFAL halfway through the league season with a league record of 5-1. The Cougars are 10-6-1 overall. Miramonte is right behind Campolindo at 3-2 in the league and 9-4 overall. Acalanes is tied for fifth in the DFAL with a 2-3 league record and a 10-6 overall record.

The Campolindo softball team is the top in Lamorinda, currently sitting in second place in the DFAL with a 5-1 league record and a 6-6-1 overall record. Acalanes is tied for fourth in the DFAL with a 2-3 league record and a 6-9 overall record. The Miramonte softball team continues to have a tough season, as the Matadors are 0-5 in league and 1-11 overall.

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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High school volleyball and lacrosse update

The Campolindo boys volleyball team is one of the top teams in the area. The Cougars are 16-4 overall and are in first in the DFAL with a 3-0 league record. The Acalanes boys volleyball team is in last in the DFAL with an 0-2 league record and a 3-7 overall record.

The Acalanes boys and girls lacrosse teams are both leading the DFAL with identical 5-0 league records. The boys are 12-1 overall, while the girls are 8-4 overall. The Miramonte boys are in second with a 4-1 league record and an 8-5 overall record, while the Miramonte girls are in third with a 3-1 league record and an 8-3 overall record. The Campolindo boys are in fourth with a 3-3 league record and an 8-5 overall record, while the Campolindo girls are also in fourth with a 3-2 league record and a 5-3-1 overall record.

Posted on Sunday, April 17th, 2011
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High school baseball and softball update

The Miramonte baseball team is currently considered one of the top teams in the Bay Area, as the Matadors are currently 8-1 overall with two wins in their first two DFAL games. The Campolindo baseball team is currently 4-4 overall and 1-0 in the DFAL. The Acalanes baseball team is 7-3 and 0-1 in the DFAL.

All three Lamorinda DFAL softball teams are expected to have “rebuilding” years, but that hasn’t stopped the Campolindo girls from winning their first two DFAL games to improve to 2-3-1 overall. Acalanes is 1-1 in the DFAL with their loss coming to Campolindo and is 5-7 overall. Miramonte is 0-1 in the DFAL and 0-6 overall.

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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Campolindo boys soccer wins NCS title

The Campolindo boys soccer team finished their season the way they started it – by winning a title.

The Cougars played rival Acalanes in the NCS Division 2 championship game Saturday night at Las Lomas. The Cougars scored early to take a 1-0 lead, but the Dons came back with two goals of their own to take a 2-1 halftime lead. Campolindo dominated the second half, scoring two goals to give them a 3-2 win.

The Cougars and Dons were co-champions of the DFAL this year. The Cougars also won the Winter Soccer Classic tournament early in the season.

Posted on Sunday, February 27th, 2011
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Girls fare well, boys are out in NCS basketball

All three Lamorinda girls basketball teams in the NCS Division 3 playoffs advanced to the semifinals with wins Friday night.

The second-seeded Campolindo Cougars dominated Tamalpais, the seventh seed, 74-29. The third-seeded Miramonte Matadors beat Analy, 75-46. The two teams will play each other on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Campolindo in the semifinals.

The fifth-seeded Acalanes Dons beat fourth-seeded Moreau Catholic, 56-46, to advance to a semifinal match-up with the overall number one seed, Bishop O’Dowd. The Dons will play that semifinal on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Bishop O’Dowd.

The Campolindo boys, the lone Lamorinda boys team in the quarterfinals, lost to Analy, 59-54.

Posted on Saturday, February 26th, 2011
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NCS basketball first round update

The Campolindo boys basketball team won the local NCS game of the night by beating rival Acalanes, 58-53, on their home floor. The sixth-seeded Cougars will now travel to play at third-seeded Analy Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

The Acalanes girls made sure an Acalanes team advanced by winning their first-round game, 69-40, over Sir Francis Drake. They will play at Moreau Catholic on Friday at 7:00 p.m. After receiving first-round byes, the Campolindo girls will host Tamalpais at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, and the Miramonte girls will play at Analy at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

In Division 5 first-round action, the Bentley School’s boys face Stuart Hall at Kezar Pavillion Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m., while the Bentley School’s girls visit Sonoma Academy Wednesday night for a 7:00 p.m. game.

Posted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
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NCS basketball brackets released

The NCS Division 3 boys and girls basketball playoff brackets were released today with five of the six Lamorinda DFAL teams involved.

The Campolindo girls earned the second seed, and the Miramonte girls earned the third seed, which gave each team a first-round bye. Campolindo will play the winner of Tamalpais/Albany on Friday, while Miramonte will play the winner of Analy/San Marin. The Acalanes girls are the fifth seed and face off against 12th-seeded Sir Francis Drake on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Acalanes.

The Campolindo boys earned the sixth seed, while the Acalanes boys earned the 11th seed, which means the two teams will play each other in the first round Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at Campolindo. The Miramonte boys did not qualify for the NCS playoffs.

Posted on Sunday, February 20th, 2011
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